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How to Change a MySQL Database User’s Password in cPanel

Posted on by Ronald Caldwell | Updated:
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Managing databases on your server is necessary for your website’s ongoing growth and development. Managing the users and their passwords is equally essential.

There are various reasons to change a MySQL database user password in cPanel. For some, personnel changes require updating credentials for accessing sensitive information. Others may periodically change passwords to ensure security.

This tutorial will show you how to change a database user’s password in cPanel.


  • A server with cPanel.
  • Login credentials to cPanel along with appropriate permissions.

How to Change a MySQL Database User’s Password in cPanel

1. From your web browser, type https://youripaddress:2083 to get to the login screen. Replace the youripaddress portion with your actual IP address.  Enter your credentials and press Log in.

2. Under the Databases section, click the MySQL Databases icon.

3. Scroll down to the Current Users section. Locate the user whose password you want to change, and click Change Password.

4. Enter and confirm a new password, then click Change Password to save it.

5. A Success prompt appears. Click OK to continue back to the MySQL Databases page. The database user’s password is changed.

Wrapping Up

Adding the management of database users and their passwords to your security checklist is a must. With routine changes, you ensure your mission-critical data is protected.

Liquid Web customers with fully managed servers enjoy 24/7/365 support for their cPanel servers. They assist with the management while you focus on your site and core business. If you are interested in hosting with Liquid Web, contact our sales team to get started today.

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About the Author: Ronald Caldwell

Ron is a Technical Writer at Liquid Web working with the Marketing team. He has 9+ years of experience in Technology. He obtained an Associate of Science in Computer Science from Prairie State College in 2015. He is happily married to his high school sweetheart and lives in Michigan with her and their children.

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